This website is an online resource about the facilities engaged in the storage, reclamation and disassembly of aircraft. We have no affiliation with the aviation-related companies and entities listed on this page, we just know of their existence. There are many more sources as well.
A beautiful German bird will be gracing the skies of Wairarapa this weekend, once again drawing attention from around the world to our own Hood Aerodrome. The elegant Albatros D. The Vintage Aviator, which has a hangar and workshop at the aerodrome, has painstakingly reproduced the classic German biplane that was once the aircraft of choice for the famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen.
The event includes workshops, air shows and more. Email: fly-info flysnf. Email: Museum flysnf.
Our beloved vintage airplanes are capable of performing the most beautiful manoeuvres in the sky. Add the sound of a Gipsy Major, Renault or Tigre … or a radial. We can do air-ballet, soaring towards our piloting dreams and romantic flying desires. Every one of us loves to fly!
From feet up California is a glorious patchwork quilt of green and gold, textured by rippling mountains and shining water. Ahead of us we see the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay; behind us, the fingers of Lake Berryessa curl into the steep hills. Twenty minutes ago I stood barefoot in the soft grass on the bank of one of those narrow coves, many miles from any road.
One of the things that makes aviation so great is the diversity of the people who fly. All of these celebrities have accomplished this, and more. These pilots are part of the club, which makes them seem just a little bit more like real people.
Southern California has played an important part in aviation history — from manufacturing Hughes, Douglas, Lockheed to recreational flying to piloting to defend our country. The docents are friendly, knowledgeable, and eager for visitors. You might even meet a former pilot with some stories to tell.
Emirates has 75 Airbus As in its fleet, with more on order. So what happens to these aircraft when they reach their use-by date? The most profitable option for an airline looking to retire some of its fleet is selling the aircraft intact to another airline.